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with the israeli ambassador to the united states, michael orin. >> has the obama administration made clear enough for your government where the red line is? >> the obama administration said time and again they're determined to prevent iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. the red line is designed to show -- help persuade the united states where, how you can achieve that goal of preventing iran from acquiring military nuclear capabilities. >> you make aistinction between acquiring or having the capability of having a nuclear weapon? >> well, the capability from our perspective would probably set up a nuclear arms race in the middle east. it would greatly impair our ability to respond to terrorist attacks say from lebanon or gaza. if we defend ourselves, whether iran could break out and use a nuclear weapon and it could do so in a small room somewhere, put this bomb together. this is a country half the size of europe. there's a good chance you're not going to know where that room is. what we're saying is the one part of this nuclear program that we can see, because there's a warhead part, there's a
night who said this is a failure of the obama administration. do you see it as that, the way, what we're seeing in the arab spring, what we're seeing happen in libya? >> i think obviously because of the tragedy that we have to know whether measures could have been taken and there is already evidence coming -- forthcoming, including chris' diary that there were threats and you know, i think we need to investigate that aspect of it. but this is still a very dangerous part of the world. we still have these jihadists coming across their borders. if there's anything we can help them with, it's border security. and so all i can say is it's a great tragedy and i'm not so concerned about the fact there may have been intelligence failures as i am about not telling the american people the truth. >> senator mccain, thank you. >> thanks for having me back on. >>> you can see the whole interview with senator mccain shortly on ac360.com. let us know what you think. we're on facebook, follow us on twitter. >>> a short time ago, secretary of state hillary clinton sat down with israeli prime minister
the obama administration 30-days to respond to a new challenge from liberty university. the school is fighting to force an appeals court to hear its case. liberty says the employer mandate is unconstitutional and the individual mandate violates the right to freedom of religion. the school argues both issues were not addressed when it was upheld in june. a new report says the united states has given up on a peace deal with the taliban. a member of the coalition telling the times a new goal will let africans work out the deal once coalition forces leave. the 2014 dead lane for combat operation weakens the chance for a deal. the race could determine which party controls the u.s. senate. republican senator scott brown and democrat elizabeth warren trade blows in their second debate for the massachusetts senate seat. warren once again facing the heat for becoming a native american. >> i have never used native american to get into college or law school or not to get hired in any job. >> senator brown making an appeal to all voters. >>> i don't work for anybody. i work for the people of m
that the white house holding meetings about al-qaida threat. the obama administration meeting to talk about the terror group and whether the united states should launch strikes there. the group is dangerous since getting crote of large areas in somalia. the sessions began before the u.s. consulate atact in benghazi that left four americans amtrak collides with a tractor trailer . the train with 169 people on board was heading from oakland to bakersville, california when the truck blew through the passing again. passengers tossed around like rag dolls. >> it was ripped out and fell on top of him. i had to lift up the seat and i found him in his car seat. >> smoke. it was just, the train came apart. >> gretchen: train service suspended in the area. we are one day from the presidential debate. mitt romney in denver. it will make the way for the future of the counsel rye. >> these debates are an opportunity for each much us to describe the path way forward for americans. >> i am concerned about having a serious discussion about what to do to keep it growing. >> gretchen: the high-stakes debate
unnecessary for a few months any talk of military action. the obama administration is very comfortable with tough sanctions on iran and may be an area of some agreem tougher sanctionsahu'sg with his diagram the three differentll of the uranium metaphorical fuse would be lit and would be complete next spring or next summer. you, fareed, spoke with the man that prime minister netanyahu was very directly targeting, that being the president of d ahmadinejad. let me just play a little bit of your conversation and then we'll talk on the oav t thcated israeli toward iran are ones se seriously you take the rhetoric of the p of the united states. pres at the prevent iran fm acquiring nuclear weapons. do you regard that as a bluff? >> translator: you set forth two or three questions here. i have never used the word bluff. when we say we do not take it seriously, we mean that it impacts, it does not impact our policies in the slightest. iran is a vast country it is a great country i. let's assume a few terrorists come and assassinate a few officials. will the country be dama
not letting up the pressure now on the obama administration, as lawmakers have now sent a letter to james clapper demanding answers on benghazi attack. of considers, yesterday we were talking about james clapper. friday, his office coming out and basically staking responsibility for the intelligence failures. well, now, senator joe lieberman and others coming forward with this letter. >> alisyn: and also, who is going to take responsible for the tactffactactfufact-- spblt for three weeks later. 20 days past the september 11th attacks and fbi isn't in benghazi, they're in tripoli, for security reasons they say, they say that the libyan security forces aren't providing them with security and some sort of visa problem. this is unheard of. so, senator bob corker and joe lieberman among others, they want answers from clapper about why it's happening. >> dave: to the point at that tony schaeffer made on our program yesterday, he's worked with the fbi, some of the toughest and highly technically trained individuals on the planet. comfortable going into hostile zones like benghazi, it must not be
at the obama administration's evolving attempts to explain who's responsible for the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. is the confusion becoming a political liability? and mitt romney says he has a little secret. you're going to hear him predict he'll win a state most experts think is safely in president obama's column. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we're down to just 39 days until the presidential election. in about 20 minutes the president begins a series of fundraisers right here in washington. those are the only public events on his calendar today. yet this is the same day the president didn't have time for a face-to-face meeting with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who's in new york. instead they spoke by phone. here's cnn's white house correspondent dan lothian. dan. >> reporter: wolf, the white house always stresses that the president and prime minister netanyahu are in touch frequently. they downplay any daylight between the two leaders. but they didn't meet face-to-face this week. and so one phone call is getting a lot of attention.
that the obama administration knew within 24 hours that the murder of the u.s. ambassador and three others in libya was a terrorist attack. and they labeled it that way internally. why didn't they tell the american people? here for a fair and balanced debate is former communications advisor to harry reid and republican strategist michelle seleski, thank you for being here. >> good to be here. >> alisyn: penny, start with you. how can the administration justify the misleading information they put out for the first two weeks about this benghazi attack? >> the information they put out there is based on the best intelligence they had at the time. often times in the initial assessment it's often imprecise and incomplete. and as they've learned that they've shared with the congress and american public. as it has evolved, as the intelligence director has says we will let people know, but this has been evolving thing and often times unclear as my former boss says in the fog of battle. we're learning as we're given. >> alisyn: michelle, do you agree it's the fog of war that led people leak jay carn
in public for days and weeks afterward, top members of the obama administration continued to tell a different story saying for days after it was a spontaneous protest that got out of hand. that attack killed four americans including our ambassador to libya, chris stevens and four days after they were told, intel knew there was a terrorist attack, this is what the administration sent our u.n. ambassador on the sunday shows to tell america. >> the best assessment we have today is that in fact this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. that what happened initially was it was a spontaneous, reaction to what had just transpired in cairo. as a consequence of the video. our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo, which were prompted of course by the video. what our assessment is as of the present is in fact what it began spontaneously in benghazi, as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in cairo. meg
are making is that for political reasons the obama administration downplayed this notion of this being an act of terror, pre-planned, any association with al qaeda. they were just wanting to show it's not happening on the president's watch. and they couldn't be blamed for this, if you will, the shotty if you will security that was at that consulate in benghazi. >> wolf, it may take some weeks now to get to the bottom of that. and whether or not that was -- it was dick kated by politics the initial response. we see today senator john kerry, aemocrat the senate asking the right questions. these are questions that others memberenof thee and house are also sking. so ihi you ought to expect we will see extensive hearings and investigation on this>> now the week that f agents who have bnt tselibya to investigate, they still have not beenble to get to the scene of thisro actionn bengzi. they're basically holed hundreds of miles away in tripoli, the capital. you have new information? >> that's right, wolf. so you've got a handful -- u've got some fbi agents in tripoli waiting todeploo benghazi. yove
the murder of four americans in libya. and questions over how the obama administration is handling intelligence in that terror attack. a reminder now two navy seals, an embassy staffer and our u.s. body, christopher stevens, died in that attack, and top republicans in the house and senate are now demanding more information. including specific communications between the embassy and our ambassador and the state department prior to those murders. fox news chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington with more. catherine, what are we learning now about these new letters? >> reporter: thank you, megyn. fox first obtaining this letter sent by the head of the house intelligence armed services appropriations judiciary and foreign relations committees, significantly they have oversight on this issue. it says they are, quote: disturbed by the public statements made by members of the administration that would lead the american public to believe this attack was a protest gone wrong. we stand to return to washington. and right after that briefing thursday by the sec
. while the mexican government has soft pedaled its criticism of the obama administration, the public there has not. as this documentary showed cartel hitmen using weapons supplied by the u.s. to gun down innocent victims. a home covered in blood after gang members kill 16, many teenagers, at a birthday party in juarez, mexico. guns used in the massacre traced to the u.s. operation fast and furious. >> they are waiting for an answer. they want to know what happened and why they didn't stop these guns from leaving the united states and ending up in this, in these crimes. >> reporter: spanish-language network univision and fox news obtained a list of 100,000 weapons recovered in mexico and compared those serial numbers with the 2,000 guns sold in fast and furious. nearly two dozen matched, connecting an untold number of injuries and fatalities to the u.s. program. [speaking spanish] >> reporter: this woman lost two sons to fast and furious guns. >> they feel helpless. they don't know what to do, and we interviewed one of them, and they said, who's going to pay for this? >> reporter: it
. >> the obama administration is facing serious questions whether the deaths of the four men could have been prevented because of ongoing security concerns. the state department official says the u.s. is drawing down its staff and embassy in libya's capit capital. >>> we just got word mitt romney will have a phone call conversation with benjamin netanyahu and so will president obama. it comes two days after president obama stood before the united nations and warned against a nuclear iran. yesterday, netanyahu underscored iran having a nuclear bomb and shrugged off. he said the world may be months away from the point of no return. >> where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. befo before, before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. before iran gets to a point where it's a few months away or a few weeks away from amassing enough enriched uranium from making a nuclear weapon. >> mahmoud ahmadinejad accused israel of carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing. netanyahu fired back saying the state hood of palestinians cann
of military action. the obama administration is very comfortable with tough sanctions on iran and may be an area of some agreement. >> perhaps tougher sanctions because netanyahu's incredibly clear talking with his diagram the three different stages if you will of the uranium enrichment before the metaphorical fuse would be lit and would be complete next spring or next summer. you, fareed, spoke with the man that prime minister netanyahu was very directly targeting, that being the president of iran, mahmoud ahmadinejad. let me just play a little bit of your conversation and then we'll talk on the other side. >> you have indicated that you think that the israeli prime minister's threats toward iran are ones you don't take very serious seriously. but i was wondering how seriously you take the rhetoric of the president of the united states. president obama said at the united nations that he was determined to prevent iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. do you regard that as a bluff? >> translator: you set forth two or three questions here. i have never used the word bluff. when we say we
attal islamic militants. is it your sense that the obama administration was owe live just to the known danger or they simply ignored it? >> you know, i don't know. i think we'll find out but it is clear that they missed the growing threats and they purposefully downplayed these threats. i think that's the trouble. gregg: sources have now confirmed to fox news that intel officials knew within 24 hours that this was a preplanned attack and yet the obama administration, the white house, the president, all of the individuals involved, spent the course of the next week or so denying that. what's going on here? is this incompetence? is it confusion, or, is it a deliberate, intentional cover-up? >> i think it is deliberate to downplay the threats because clearly the narrative that the obama campaign has been trying to push that usama bin laden is dead and al qaeda is crushed and we know that is not true. like a balloon, if you crush the balloon and just looking at the front of it looks like al qaeda may be dead but you missed the fact that it is popping out in all these other areas. gregg: wh
the obama administration. >> in the book you write about the obama's administration handling of the withdrawal from iraq. the administration had a fresh chance to reengage with iraq's leaders and shape its politics. obama did not act decisively on that chance choosing ahead to take hands off approach on iraq. this decision was characteristic of those obama made on iraq. he saw america's involvement there not as an opportunity but rather as a leftover minefield, a path out of which had to be charted as quickly as possible. explain that to us. >> at the end of the bush administration, the beginning of the obama administration, violence was down substantially in iraq. the question was were we going to keep a small number of troops in iraq after 2011? how would that be negotiated? there was a significant difference, i think, in perspective between the pentagon where admiral mullen, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, civilians, saw iraq as an opportunity. they wanted to keep a reasonably sized force around 16,000. at the white house, the national security adviser saw it more t
that the obama administration tried to keep secret regarding operation "fast and furious." it includes just who has paid the price with the now infamous gun tracking program. >> a mother cries for her son, one of 18 killed in drug rehab center in juarez, mexico. months later, hit men massacre 16 at teenager's birthday party. weapons used in both attacks traced to operation fast and furious. >> they are waiting for an answer. they want to know what happened. and why they define stop these guns from leighing the united states and enending up. >> spanish language network univision and fox news obtained list of 100,000 weapons recovered in mexico. compared those serial numbers with the 2000 guns sold in fast and furious. nearly two dozen matched. connecting an untold number of injuries and fatalities to the u.s. program. >> this woman lost two sons to fast and furious guns. >> they don't know what to do. we interview them and they say who is going to pay for this? >> it could be the u.s. government. should the family of border agent brian terry prevail in their wrongful death claim. >> the the peop
. virtually the eastern two-thirds of the state has natural gas. the obama administration is trying to use the epa to cripple the development of this energy. governor romney favors senator hoeven's plan. there's an easy place to get john kasich in as his ally explaining why ohio should control its own destiny and why ohians should retake the lead in manufacturing worldwide. >> mr. speaker, i can sense a little frustration perhaps in your voice. if you had the opportunity to give some advice to mitt romney about this upcoming debate just a week from now, what would that advice be given the fact that you've debated him yourself? >> look, i actually just wrote a newsletter for gingrich productions and outlining my thoughts about presidential debates because i've watched them since the first ones with nixon and kennedy. the first ground is be who you are. you're not going to change somebody at his age who's done things very successfully. don't take advice from consultants who want you to somehow imaginely be non-mitt. my second advice is walk in determined to draw very sharp, clear lines with
-span.org. >> next, three former obama administration pentagon officials defend the president's foreign policy and national security record while criticizing mitt romney. moderated by former cnn, cnn contributor bill schneider, the discussion focuses largely on iran's nuclear program and america's presence in afghanistan. this event, which took place yesterday, runs about an hour, and we'll show you as of this as we can until the pentagon briefing scheduled at 2 p.m. eastern. >> struggling in, and you're encouraged to help yourself to coffee, food, whatever you need. my name's mike bennett, on behalf of my colleagues, jim kessler -- who's here somewhere -- sean gibbons and mika, welcome to another anti-politics press breakfast. before i hand it over to bill, i just had a couple of things we wanted to talk about relating to our work on national security. as mitt romney discovered on september 11th of this year, nothing has the power to shake up a presidential race like a change in national security. and that can be either an external event as we had in libya and egypt, or it can be a political
a short time ago congressman mike rogers suggesting the obama administration politicized the intelligence in the immediate aftermath in the attack on the consulate in libya. spontaneous and not premeditated terrorism. >> i argue the administration made some serious mistakes when they highlighted the video, escalated its credibility to the presidential level and then took it on tv in pakistan with u.s. taxpayer dollars. >> rogers who told fox one day after the attack that it was indeed terrorism saying tonight that this statement from the director of national intelligence friday the nation's top intelligence official appeared to be an effort to object secure the facts. >> part of the problem is this circling of the wagons that is really concerning about. this again, americans need to understand the truth. and the facts are what the facts are. and the intelligence is what the intelligence is. >> fox news asked the administration official why it chose ambassador rice to discuss the sensitive intelligence details on five sunday talk shows. over four military officials including white house te
the power of union, wants to strengthen small business, and he feels the obama administration has not been accountable to voters. now, sans is under federal investigation for possible money laundering. though, he says these investigations are partly because he's funding the opponent to obama. the top-ranked democrat isn't in the same league. in fact, he wouldn't even make the top five in the gop club. let's look at the difference here. it's steve mostin. 2.2 puts him as the top donor. that's more than one-tenth of the amount. now, he's a trial lawyer in houston. he made a fortune from hurricane lawsuits. he's opposed, no surprise, to tort reform and caps on jury awards. he's going head to head with fellow texan romney supporter bob perry. he's the number two romney donor. he helped fund a group that distributed a flyer attacking mostyn. he fought back with a anti-perry website. seems that even the donors now are behaving more like the politicians that they support. back to you. >> pretty amazing, robert. you know, money has been talking. it's not just for the presidential candidates, right
the obama administration politicized the intelligence in the immediate aftermath of the attack to fit a convenient storyline that it was spontaneous and not premeditated terrorism. >> i argue the administration made some serious mistakes when they highlighted the video, escalated its credibility to the presidential level and then took it on tv in pakistan with u.s. taxpayer dollars. >> reporter: rogers, who told fox one day after the attack that it was, indeed, terrorism, saying the statement from the director of national intelligence on friday appeared to be an effort to obscure the facts. >> part of the problem is this circling of the wagons that is really concerning about this. again, americans need to understand the truth, and the facts are what the facts are. and the intelligence is what the intelligence is. >> reporter: fox news asked an administration official why it chose ambassador rice to discuss the sensitive intelligence details on five sunday talk shows over current career intelligence officials including adviser john brennan, national security adviser donilon, james clap
it advancing under continued obama administration? and what is the government supposed to do, what might happen if they can't get legislation passed? >> i wouldn't put it in a box under each administration. this is an issue that is a significant threat to our nation. is a threat to our financial security. it's a threat to our national security. it's got to be taken seriously regardless of who is in office. ideally what i would like to see is somebody in the white house, in office perhaps, that is responsible for coordinating this across the entire government. as a direct report to the president of the trade. somebody who's got the authority of the president of the united states to make decisions, and to coordinate this across the sectors. there's no single government agency that has the ability, the capacity to respond to this or to work this. people talk about nsa all the time, and general alexander i think is a real patriot is someone who cares about this country and he's got great capability, but that is one piece of the solution. somebody needs to coordinate that across the entire, the whol
in this country. those are issues the obama administration has focused on for fixing failing schools. he has a laser focus on effectiveness in teaching and how to improve our teacher work force. the romney campaign has expressed interest in improving the schools through a different avenue by promoting more choice for parents. neither side is recognizing that those reforms if ever put in place will be far less successful if children are not giving the solid foundation in the first place. children growing up in the impoverished conditions have little access to the education that they need in those younger years. those reforms would not go anywhere. we need to get serious about the problem we are talking about today. schools need to teach those basic skills, but we really need our children in environments where there are focused on innovative thinking, flexible thinking, deeper knowledge in multiples subject matters. smarter, a far better use of our public funds of thinking of them as education dollars? are investments a country in, wouldn't it be smarter to use those investments to be from loa
million earmark for the state of illinois which is bankrupt. it violates the obama administration's own earmark policy. it violates it. also, it's strongly opposed by the families, and it sets the stage for the closure of guantanamo baby increasing space for de-- by increasing space either at that prison or at the supermax in colorado. and lastly, it jumps illinois, thompson prison where they were originally thinking of taking the guantanamo people, it jumps them above new hampshire, alabama, every other state of the union. and it's an earmark that they say is not appropriate, and yet they have done this. alisyn: as we you said it, congress -- understand it, congress specifically prohibited the transfer of gitmo prisoners to the u.s. how does this play into that? >> they could right after the election by executive order, they could do this. what they're doing here violates the law. you have never had a reprogramming of $165 million earmark, never been done. and yet they've done it. alisyn: how do you know this'll be used for gitmo prisoners? >> well, you could then put the people into s
the problems for the middle class and that the obama administration has started to pull it out by its boot straps. and so the obama campaign just in case we didn't get that has a statement that says that the romney campaign is taking this entirely out of context. it's obviously in looking at the full transcript that joe biden was talking about the fact that the middle class was buried under failed bush policies. and of course they say romney/ryan would change all that. however, this is an opportunity, which the romney campaign is taking to say, you know what, we agree with you. the middle class has been buried and we're going to change that. imagine this as kind of the dry season in the west in the summer. and any match or any lightning strike is going to start a huge fire. and that's what's going on here the closer we get to the election. >> this isoming a day before the debate. how detrimental could this be for the obama campaign? >> i'm sure the obama campaign is thinking this is a headache they don't need. as you know in the past joe biden has given them a bunch of headaches. they like
was the highest ranking obama administration officials. -- ross, from texas. on our line for democrats. caller: what i wanted to say, i wanted to complement the show. i have been watching for years. a longtime fan. one thing i wish you and every moderator would do with the beginning of every interview is ask whoever you are interviewing to what they work for and where they get their pay from. and that way that would give the viewing public a better idea of what angle they are coming from. host: how does that information change from you are watching this segment? caller: it helps me to see what angle they are coming from. the people you have on your show are not unlike the general public. they are going to be a mouthpiece for whoever is writing their check. we have a better idea of what angle they are coming from. just like the lady you had earlier that was supporting the defense industry. i would like to ask or has she ever served in the military? she does not seem to have a problem with them loading up on weapons. it is pretty obvious -- her industry. to me, she represented her industry. host
% on banners. >>> welcome back to "starting point." new guidelines from the obama administration about school lunches is causing an uproar among a few students at least. >> the program is designed to make school food healthier, but it is sparking something of a lunch room rebellion. teachers and students in kansas created this video which has gone viral. ♪ i know i gave up on food months ago ♪ ♪ i know i'm trying to forget but between the feta cheese the pains in my tummy seem to know i'm trying hard to find ♪ so by the time i go to breakfast and you feel like falling down ♪ ♪ i'll carry you home tonight ♪ ♪ we are hungry >> we should explain a little bit. these kids are saying that with the school lunches but if you're a student athlete you're starving to death, it's not enough food. >> falling during practice. obviously the people in kansas have a sense of humor. kevin concannon is the undersecretary of food and nutrition at the usda who launched the healthier meals program. he's been visiting schools to help them work it out. and when you watch this video, sir, you know, th
$200,000. so then i called him later and said what is going on here? apparently the obama administration called clinton's people and basically sevilla, you're not on the narrative. you need to go out and take that statement that. it was a pretty big brouhaha over the situation, but i think it's pretty clear what country were bill clinton stands. he thinks everything should be extended even though right now during political football and 40 days out of the election i don't think a repeat debra now. >> host: maria bartiromo, when you have that interview and follow-up to that interview, is it tough to get a second interview with him? >> guest: absolutely. i think right now the president is not going to even go down the road and talk about the taxation because he doesn't want to make any mistakes. one thing about bill clinton is he says that he feels for the most part. and so, he won't come out and say something to your face that he really doesn't believe. so he's avoiding that conversation right now. >> host: stillwater, oklahoma, please go ahead with your question. >> caller:
to -- february 2009 to august 2009, she served in the obama administration acting senior directer for cyberspace. she's assembled a team of cyber experts to conduct the sixty-day review of cyberspace policy review. in may 2009, the president presented the elegant group blueprint on cyberspace and under mrs. hathaway's leadership conducting the review of the tremendous work, she was continued to do things. he's worked in the bush measures for many things recognized expert in the world. and we are very pleased to have with us and please welcome melissa hathaway. [applause] [applause] thank you, jamie. i'm honored to be here, and mike, thank you for your leadership in the particular area. we the substitute is known for the tranlating complex -- translating complex technology issue fors for more simple terms for the policy makers. they were a strong partner while i was working in the bush administration to help us have a neutral ground to have the conversation about cybersecurity in the needs of the nice -- nation and helping us with the forward-looking forward policy speftd. thank you again for hos
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